Kristal Partners is an Istanbul-based investment and advisory firm focused on Real Estate & Property Development, Private Equity and Global Fund-Raising

Our History



Kristal was established in 1998 by Mehmet Taner who was then the General Manager of Turkey's leading ceramics producers, Ege Ceramics. During his professional life, the Firm invested mostly in Real Estate while gathering market knowledge and experience in the Turkish property market.



Kristal expanded its operations and investments in various fields like imports of construction material, tourism, agriculture and livestock. The Firm gained experience in hotel and hostel ownership and the real estate operations were concentrated in Beyoglu, the historical and touristic attraction point of Istanbul.


New Vision

Re-branded as Kristal Partners, the Firm has defined new strategic growth areas as Private Equity and Global Fund-Raising, alongside with existing Real Estate operations. Serden Kececioglu has joined the Firm as Partner, after his 14-year long professional career in banking and investment.

Guiding Principals

* We combine professional set of principals with entrepreneurial outlook.

* We share our market knowledge and advanced expertise with our clients and investors.

* We rely on strict calculations and financial modelling, rather than speculative investments.

* We do what we believe and what we promise to do.


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Mehmet Eyyup Taner

Founding Partner

Born in 1961 in Malatya Turkey, Mehmet Taner studied Economics at Anadolu University. Earlier at his professional career, he worked in the manufacturing, sales and marketing functions of Turkey's top tier firms in the field of construction industry. Starting from 1983, he pursued his professional career at Ege Ceramics, the leading ceramics producer in Turkey, where he retired as the general manager in 2009. Mr. Taner has developed extensive skills and expertise in sales, marketing, supply chain management, financial & operational management and leadership.

t: +90 (212) 212 6767
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Serden Keçecioğlu


Born in 1977 in Sakarya Turkey, Serden studied International Relations at Galatasaray University and Economics & Finance at Bogazici University. He started his banking career at Garanti Bank in 2000 and worked in the Internal Audit and Trade Finance departments. From 2007 to 2011, He continued his career at GarantiBank International N.V. in the fields of Structured Finance, Marine Finance and Islamic Banking. Then he worked for Aktif Investment Bank, where he was responsible for global fund-raising and international business development. Throughout his banking and investment career, Serden gained extensive experience in credit structuring, private equity, business development, real estate, securitizations, Islamic finance and trade finance.

t: +90 (212) 249 6565


Real Estate

İstiklal Caddesi Tünel Meydanı Geçit Han C Blok K.2 No.228 – 229, 34430 Beyoğlu İstanbul

Private Equity & Global Fund Raising

İstiklal Caddesi Saka Salim Çıkmazı Kısmet Han K.2 No.1, 34430 Beyoğlu İstanbul